Special Issue "Numerical Simulation of Metal Forming Process"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2024 | Viewed by 58

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Zhenhua Bai
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Guest Editor
School of Mechanical Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, China
Interests: hot rolling; cold rolling; annealing; leveling; coating; process

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a cornerstone of the industrial sector, steel plays a pivotal role in the development of the national economy. Among its various forms, strip steel accounts for roughly 45% of total steel production and finds extensive applications in aerospace, electronics, automotive, food packaging, construction, and other industries. The production process for strip steel primarily involves hot rolling, cold rolling, annealing, leveling, secondary cold rolling, and coating. Notably, the shaping process for strip steel, which is integral to the entire production cycle, directly influences the final product's shape and falls within the scope of this special edition.In recent years, particularly with the establishment of the "dual-carbon goals," the digital transformation of traditional industries, and the rapid growth of the automotive sector, the digitalization of high-strength, thin-gauge ultra-high-strength strip steel production has become a focal point for steel enterprises. Consequently, innovations in digital forming technologies such as hot rolling, pickling, annealing, leveling, and coating for ultra-high-strength steel are now at the forefront of development for steel companies, research institutions, and universities.Within this special edition, we extend a warm welcome to articles focusing on advanced rolling processes and equipment technologies for strip steel, including hot rolling, cold rolling, leveling, and secondary cold rolling. Of particular interest are studies in intelligent process automation and technological optimization across the entire steel forming process, drawing on metallurgical physics models and deep learning. These advancements hold significant promise in the field of steel rolling technology and have the potential to greatly enhance product quality. In conclusion, the innovation and advancement of strip steel production processes are importance for the steel industry's sustainability.

This special edition serves as a platform for steel enterprises, research institutions, and universities to exchange and share their latest research findings, promoting the industry's progression towards greater intelligence and sustainability.

Prof. Dr. Zhenhua Bai
Guest Editor

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  • strip steel
  • rolling
  • forming
  • numerical simulation
  • production technology

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